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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Social Policy

Programme code:BA-SOCPUCAS code:L430
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Suzanne Hallam Contact address:s.l.hallam@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

- ABB at A-level, plus GCSE Grade C Mathematics. General Studies may be included.

- Students wishing to consider transferring to the International (Study Abroad) variant of this programme should note that only students with an overall pass mark of 2:1 or above at Levels 1 and 2 are eligible for Study Abroad. Final approval for a transfer to Study Abroad will only be given following the confirmation of marks at the June exam board.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Sociology and Social Policy

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Sociology and and Social Policy

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Social Policy

Programme specification:

The programme will enable students to understand scholarship and recent research in Social Policy. They will have the opportunity to deploy various techniques of analysis and enquiry within Social Policy, and develop a conceptual understanding Social Policy debates and describe and comment on particular aspects of scholarship and recent research in Social Policy. They will be able to apply their knowledge and understanding in a Social Policy dissertation at level 3.

Study in the programme is structured in ways that provide both breadth and depth, and provides opportunities for demonstrating proficiency in the application of concepts and techniques. Opportunities will also be provided for students to develop interests and informed opinions and to undertake some autonomous study.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules.

SLSP1160Understanding and Researching the City20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP1170Understanding and Researching Contemporary Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP1190Identities, Inequalities and Policy in Contemporary Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP1210Formations of Modernity20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP1220Social Policy: Poor Laws to the Present20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates can study 20 credits of discovery modules


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SLSP2010Sociology and Social Policy Research Methods
Pre-requisite for: SLSP3051
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP2650Key Debates in Social Policy20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules:

FOSS2001State of Emergency: Social science and the COVID-19 pandemic20 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
SLSP2020Crime, Law and Regulation20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2040Disability Studies: An Introduction20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2050The Sociology of Gender20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2145Crime, Race and Ethnicity20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2150Debates in Childhood and Youth20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates can study 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

SLSP3051Social Policy Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP3095Research Skills for your Dissertation
Co-requisite for: SLSP3051
20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following key debates modules:

FOSS3001State of Emergency: Social science and the COVID-19 pandemic20 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
SLSP3075Disability and Development20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3211State Crime and Immorality20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3220Contemporary Children, Young People and Families20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3230Global Terrorism and Violence20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates can study 20 credits of discovery modules.

Last updated: 03/09/2020 10:56:59

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